UFOLOGY A Primer In Audio 1947 1964 Volume 2 Guide
AUDIO HISTORY of UFOLOGY
A PRIMER in
1964 – 1967
Recordings Re-mastered / Restored from
Public Domain Material Unless Otherwise Indicated
MMVl by Wendy A. Connors
MP3 Format / TOTAL
TRACKS: 29 / TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 24:17:20
34: CONTACT with
Date of Broadcast: 05.18.1964
Running Time: 01:15:59
Synopsis: Bob Kennedy’s guests are: Major Donald E. Keyhoe,
Streeter Stuart, newsman and NICAP member and Walter Webb, amateur astronomer
and NICAP member. On the phone is Mrs. Lyle Boyd, co-author of, The World of
Flying Saucers with Dr. Donald Menzel. Two clips. Officer Lonnie Zamora,
police officer who observed a UFO with occupants in Socorro,
NM and Gary Wilcox, a Newark, New York
dairy farmer, who met with aliens. This is an extremely important historical
recording of early NICAP members and the head to head by Walter Webb and Stuart
Streeter with Mrs. Lyle Boyd over the books omissions and conclusions. It must
also be stated that NICAP, since early 1964, had been using appearances on the
radio as a vehicle to promote their upcoming research book entitled, The UFO
Date of Broadcast: 05.28.1964
Running Time: 01:18:03
Synopsis: One of the
few shows with guests from both the National Investigations Committee on
Aerial Phenomena (NICAP) and the Aerial Phenomena Research Organization
(APRO). Walter Webb, an amateur astronomer and John Hoft, professional photographer,
join Host Jim Westover on a serious discussion regarding government and USAF
secrecy and several prominent cases (Socorro, NM, TrindadeIsland and Ubatuba). One
of the most balanced UFO programs during the mid-1960s. Both guests take calls
Date of Broadcast: 12.21.1964
Running Time: 00:29:28
Synopsis: From St.
talks on the telephone with Dr. Ernest H. Gehman and Major Donald E. Keyhoe.
Topics include the Fisherville, VA UFO Radiation Case of Horace Burns and the
Wallops Island UFO sighting by the Chief of Satellite Tracking.
37: LES CRANE
Date of Broadcast: 01.27.1965
Running Time: 00:19:15
Synopsis: Guests were Major Donald E. Keyhoe, USMC Ret. and
Director of the National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena
(NICAP), Col. James Bryant, former Special Assistant to the Secretary of the
USAF and Editor of the Saturday Evening Post and Dr. I. M. Levitt,
Director of the Thell Planetarium. Les Crane treated the program as a joke,
making fun of Major Keyhoe and surprising him with the appearance of Dr.
Levitt. Because of this, Les Crane was fired. This recording is known as the
CLOSE-UP: What is NICAP?
Date of Broadcast: 03.07.1965
Running Time: 00:30:00
Synopsis: At this juncture in the building of the National
Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena (NICAP) by Major Donald E.
Keyhoe, his Assistant Director, Richard Hall and NICAP member, Paul Dickey, did
an in-house interview to explain what NICAP involved and its goals. Hosted by
Fred Patrick, Impact Close-up program came out of Richmond, VA
and was one of the prime vehicles totally positive and aligned with the concept
of NICAP’s Extraterrestrial Hypothesis (ETH). This program brought Richard
Hall out of the shadows to be one of the prime forces of NICAP’s growth and
39: COMMENT with
Date of Broadcast: 11.25.1965
Running Time: 00:36:02
Synopsis: Beginning and ending of show is missing. Guests
were Steve Putnam and Edwin Fogg of the New England UFO Study Group
(NEUFOSG). They discuss general issues in Ufology on WNDC as well as the Gary
Wilcox encounter in Newark Valley, NY earlier in the year, Barney & Betty Hill case and
a call about an object observed near Exeter,
40: FRED B.
Date of Broadcast: 00.00.1965
Running Time: 00:13:47
Synopsis: Guest is John Luttrell, author, who wrote an
article for the Boston Traveler magazine, detailing to the public the
Barney & Betty Hill Alien Abduction in 1961. He was the first to bring to
the public this new chapter in the ongoing strangeness of the UFO phenomena and
caused a massive shift in how Ufology would be studied. The Hill Case was the
first of its kind publicly reported at the time. John Fuller, noted writer,
would bring out the book, The Interrupted Journey.
41: FORUM 850
Date of Broadcast: 0.08.1965
Running Time: 00:44:06
Synopsis: Host Joe Dannery, with Guests Earl J. Neff and Elmer
Schutt of the Cleveland Ufology Project (CUP), discuss basic Ufology on
WJW radio in Cleveland, OH.
42: ALAN DERY
Date of Broadcast: 10.09.1965
Running Time: 00:44:40
Synopsis: Ray Fowler, Chairman of the National
Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena’s Massachusetts Subcommittee
(NICAP-MA), is a guest on WHDH-AM in Boston,
MA. Topics include: Exeter, NH
Case, USAF secrecy and the Brookings Institute Report.
43: BOSTON FORUMwith
Date of Broadcast: 11.12.1965
Running Time: 01:07:06
Synopsis: Heywood Vincent interviews Ray Fowler, early UFO
researcher and member of the National Investigation Committee on Aerial
Phenomena (NICAP), who covers the general topics of Ufology on WNAC radio, Boston, MA.
Fowler is a meticulous researcher. In 2000 I asked him why he hadn’t done his
autobiography and he took my advice and did write of his time as a UFO
researcher in UFO Testament. Author of 11 books, Fowler was the Director
of the Massachusetts NICAP Subcommittee. One of his hobbies was astronomy and
he built his own observatory in his backyard. Fowler’s work in Ufology is
44: NOTE PAD with
Date of Broadcast: 11.16.1965
Running Time: 00:35:14
Synopsis: Benzaquin, a confirmed skeptic of the UFO subject,
perpetrated a UFO hoax on the previous night’s show. He had a friend call in to
report a UFO (the moon), causing listeners to call into the program claiming to
have seen the UFO. On this program, Benzaquin reveals the hoax and talks to
Major Derry Barrie, Public Information Officer at Hanscom AFB. They
discuss Air Force Regulation 200-2 and JANAP 146-D (how UFO
reports are handled by the Air Force and by all pilots, military and civilian).
Edwin Fogg of the New England UFO Study Group (NEUFOSG) calls into the
45: GROTTO w/Bruce
Date of Broadcast: 02.19.1966
Running Time: 00:37:11
Synopsis: William D. Donovan, Chairman of the New York City
National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena’s Subcommittee, is
interviewed regarding NICAP and its role as a public organization dedicated to
the investigation of UFOs and their effect on public security. Bruce Morrow
takes over the Grotto Show with Rafael in order to present this program
as a public affairs issue for WEOK radio.
46: CONTACT w/Harve
Date of Broadcast: 03.03.1966
Running Time: 01:42:30
Synopsis: Topic is Sightings of UFOs. Guests: Rick
Hilberg, member of the American UFO Committee and editor of UFO
magazine, Alan Manak, director of the UFO Report Center for the Cleveland
Ufology Project (CUP), noted Ufologist, George Fawcett, Ken Goodman and the
venerable Ufologist, Earl J. Neff. Discussion centers around the 1965 UFO Flap
and important cases that were under investigation. CUP dominated the Ohio region during the 1960s and was one of the most
active research groups in the United
47: VOICE of AMERICA
Date of Broadcast: 03.17.1966
Running Time: 00:25:32
Synopsis: USAF consultant on UFOs, Dr. Josef Allen Hynek, is
interviewed regarding his marsh gas explanation during the Michigan UFO flap.
Dr. Hynek would come to rue the day he allowed his scientific integrity to
suffer because of the pressure the USAF was putting on him during the
investigations he conducted. This is an historically important recording
because it gives insight into Hynek and his connection to the USAF. Hynek would
later renounce the USAF investigations following the Condon Committee Report
and begin the Center for UFO Studies in Chicago.
48: CONTACT w/Bob
Date of Broadcast: 03.22.1966
Running Time: 00:55:04
Synopsis: Covering the Michigan UFO Flap with guests: Dr. J.
Allen Hynek, consultant to the USAF Project Blue Book, Major Donald E.
Keyhoe, Director of the National Investigations Committee on Aerial
Phenomena (NICAP), Richard Hall, Assistant Director of the National
Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena (NICAP), Streeter Stuart,
journalist and member of the National Investigations Committee on Aerial
Phenomena (NICAP) and Bud Van Horne, Civil Defense Director who
investigated the area behind Hillsdale College for an alleged UFO.
Date of Broadcast: 03.28.1966
Running Time: 00:46:08
Synopsis: Due to the uproar over the claim of marsh gas by Dr.
J. Allen Hynek, consultant to the USAF Project Blue Book, Major Donald
E. Keyhoe, Director, National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena
(NICAP), Richard Hall, Assistant Director of the National Investigations
Committee on Aerial Phenomena (NICAP) and Col. Joseph B. Hartranft, Jr.,
Director of the Aircraft & Pilot Owners Association and Board of
Governors for the National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena
(NICAP), hold a press conference at the Commodore Hotel in Washington,
DC to bring public awareness of the incompetence shown by the USAF regarding
UFOs and their investigation.
95: The Flying Saucer Flap w/Al Moffett
Date of Broadcast: 04.00.1966
Running Time: 01:11:24
Synopsis: Presents a review of the Michigan Flying Saucer
Flap with guests: Dr. J. Allen Hynek, consultant to the USAF Project
Blue Book, Albert Chop, Board of Governors of the National Investigations
Committee on Aerial Phenomena (NICAP) and former Public Information Officer
on UFOs at the Pentagon, Dr. Bruce Rogers, Dr. Tom Hudson, Assistant Director
of the National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena (NICAP),
Don Berliner of the National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena
(NICAP), Dr. Arman Eramonagay, Major William Coleman and witnesses from
McMinnville, OR, Hillsdale, MI and Dexter, MI. This is a historically important
overview program of Ufological history.
51: ISSUES in
the AIR w/Lou Corbin
Date of Broadcast: 04.10.1966
Running Time: 00:31:31
Synopsis: Guests are Assistant Director of the National
Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena (NICAP), Richard Hall and National
Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena (NICAP) member, Don Berliner.
Discussions center on Baltimore,
MD area UFO sightings, Central
Intelligence Agency’s Robertson Panel, President Lyndon Johnson’s
interest in UFOs during his U.S. Senate years.
52: UFO: The
MYSTERY and the CHALLENGE
Date of Broadcast: 04.17 & 24.1966
Running Time: 01:12:09
Synopsis: A two-part presentation of WDRC radio. Program is
one of the finest and well- balanced radio programs on the subject of UFOs,
including the recent Michigan UFO Flap and the USAF Project Blue Book
involvement in the marsh gas controversy.
Date of Broadcast: 05.25.1966
Running Time: 01:33:31
Synopsis: Douglas talks with Earl J. Neff of the Cleveland
Ufology Project (CUP). On the phone are guests Barney and Betty Hill, who
relate their encounter and alien abduction in 1961. The Betty and Barney Hill
UFO encounter was not the first case involving alien abduction, but is
important historically because it was the first public acknowledgment of this
change beginning to gain prominence in the field of Ufological research.
Date of Broadcast: 09.12.1966
Running Time: 01:38:15
Synopsis: Broadcast newsman Frank Edwards and Earl J. Neff of
the Cleveland Ufology Project (CUP) are guests. Topics include the Hamilton
Field case and the Caracas, Venezuela case
where an alien attacked a truck. Frank Edwards was one the first broadcasters
to give his listeners reports of UFOs sightings during his regular news reports
a decade earlier.
55: WE ARE
Date of Broadcast: 10.21.1966
Running Time: 00.59:42
Synopsis: Television documentary based upon Walter Sullivan’s
book of the same name. Sullivan proposes the question, are we are alone in
the universe? This is the audio portion of the program.
SAUCERS: SERIOUS BUSINESS!
Date of Broadcast: 00.00.1966
Running Time: 00:25:33
Synopsis: Two years before Frank Edwards died, he produced a
vinyl recording (LP) posing the answer to the title’s statement. It, like his
numerous books, was highly popular with the public.
57: LONG JOHN
Date of Broadcast: 01.22.1967
Running Time: 01:06:55
Synopsis: When Long John Nebel’s Party Line broadcasts
at WOR ended, he moved to WNBC and continued his late night talk format. This
is a rare and historical recording covering a discussion of the effectiveness
of Project Blue Book and what the new Condon Committee may or may not
accomplish. Guests: Paris
Flammonde, author of The Age of Flying Saucers and UFO Exist! Lloyd
Mallan, science writer and L. Jerome Stanton. Recording is incomplete.
FLYING SAUCER STORY
Date of Broadcast: 00.00.1967
Running Time: 00:38:56
Synopsis: Following on the success of Frank Edwards LP, Flying
Saucers: Serious Business, Talk show host, Long John Nebel, self-produced
an LP with recordings taken from his Party Line shows at WOR. During the
serious early years of UFO research, Nebel’s penchant for having the Contactees
on the program was legendary and put a serious onus on legitimate research into
unidentified flying objects by the silliness of the Space Brother Movement.
Date of Broadcast: 02.26.1967
Running Time: 00:23:17
Synopsis: Dr. J. Allen Hynek, Professor of Astronomy at
Northwestern University and consultant to the USAF Projects SIGN, Grudge and
Blue Book, is interviewed regarding unidentified flying objects. Initially a
skeptic of UFOs, Hynek would later change his mind and become an advocate of
the reality of the phenomena being observed. Following the Condon Committee
report, Hynek began the Center for UFO Studies (CUFOS) in Evanston, IL. He
later moved CUFOS to Chicago, IL. Hynek died in 1986.
PANEL: Captured by a UFO w/David Schumberg
Date of Broadcast: 03.17.1967
Running Time: 00:44:47
Synopsis: A panel composed of Dr. James E. McDonald, Professor
of Atmospheric Physics at the University of Arizona, Dr. Carl Sagan, Professor
of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Dr. R. Leo Sprinkle, Assistant
Professor of Psychology at the University of Wyoming, Dr. Leon Jerriff, Science
Editor of Time magazine and Edward Eddleston, Editor of World
Science Tribune, question Barney and Betty Hill regarding their abduction
and comment on the current state of Ufology.
MIND: Are Flying Saucers Only Science Fiction?
Date of Broadcast: 00.00.1967
Running Time: 00:54:25
Synopsis: Public affairs program from WNBC. Moderated by
Professor Eric F. Goldman of Princeton University. Guests on the program
include: Dr. J. Allen Hynek, Dr. Donald H. Menzel, Dr. R. Leo Sprinkle, Dr.
Frank B. Salisbury and author, John G. Fuller. Program gives a good view of
Ufological matters of the time and the personalities involved.
Date of Broadcast: 06.11.1967
Running Time: 00:28:20
Synopsis: Bob Wright interviews Sister Ann Jude, Professor
of Chemistry, regarding her interest in UFOs and the National
Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena (NICAP). This is a very rare
promotional recording for Immaculate Heart College. Program is
noteworthy in the amount of publicity and acceptance given to NICAP and the
acceptance of UFOs from a religious standpoint.
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